The secret is out!

Hello fellow artists!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and had some time to create!

I have been soooo busy lately, filming for my new class “The art of expression”, which is now open for registration, woohoo!

I also have been waiting to spill a very exciting secret, and now I can finally say that I am one of the surprise teachers for the year-long course “PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL”, hosted by the wonderful Olga Furman!

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Read all about it

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Her teaching, along with many other talented artists have made this class AMAZING, and I can honestly say that the students work coming from there has been mind blowing! This year-long workshop is packed with different techniques and inspiration boosts every week to keep you creating all year long!  

So, all this to say that I am super excited and honored to announce my project for this class, which will go online on the 29th of March!

Painting from my heart and soul is what my art is all about.

 It’s the most important thing for me when I paint, to transmit and connect through art, baring a little bit of my soul so that others can relate and be inspired.

It’s never easy to put yourself out there.

 For many years I was afraid to do this.

But I learned through many hardships and soul searching that it is a vital part of me and my life as an artist. Art has healed me, and given me the strength to pull through hard times.

And so, my friends, this is what this lesson will be about.

It’s called “Soul Whispers”, and that, if we get quiet enough, we can really hear what our heart and soul has to say.

It doesn’t speak out loud, but in soft whispers that guide us and give us the answers we are looking for.

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Soul Whispers

I hope you will join us in this amazing workshop, and join me in this special lesson of painting with your heart.

I will be showing you my special technique of layering with watercolor and acrylics, to create a beautiful luminous effect, while we work very intuitively and let our painting guide us and show us how it wants to unfold.

I hope you are excited as I am for this lesson and can’t wait to see you in class!

Xox

Katrina        

Sign up for PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL

HERE

Soul Whispers

If I could see, or even feel
That light that shines deep within..
I let my thoughts and mind go quiet
And really listen to the silence.
I hear my souls’ gentle whispers
Comforting from all the violence.
That light that glows from the heart
Envelops me with its warmth.
It heals my soul, slowly transforming,
Filling me with life once more.
-Katrina koltes

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

Hello fellow artists!

I hope you are enjoying your week!

I am SUPER excited to announce that REGISTRATION to my brand new class

 “THE ART OF EXPRESSION – Painting with feeling” is NOW OPEN! Woohoo!

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It’s always a challenge for me to make a workshop, both physically and mentally. A lot of work goes into it behind the scenes and sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed. But I don’t let that discourage me! I plunge forward and meet the challenge face-on.

I guess after so many years of waiting around for things to happen I finally woke up and thought, hey Kate, nothing’s going to fall in your lap, you have to work for it, really hard, every day.

And I do. I practice constantly. If I don’t know how to open a website I google it and study on how to do it on my own. If haven’t the slightest clue on how to do edit a video, I learn how.

 I’m always jugging a hundred things at the same time and it keeps me inspired and so busy that often I forget to eat, lol. But that’s what artists do right? Life as an artist isn’t easy, it’s hard work. But it’s SO worth it!!

When I see somebody can relate and resonate with my work it makes me inspires me to do more! When somebody tells me they are inspired by my work, I can’t wait to inspire again! It’s one of the most wonderful things about being an artist.

 Connecting with others through art.

Through expression in our art.

 And that’s what my new workshop is all about. Expressing and connecting though art.

I hope you will join me on this amazing journey, and so we can continue to inspire each other.

 I hope you will have the courage to create with me while we let down our boundaries and really let our feelings come to the fore.

It may not be easy…. For me it never is. 

Because when releasing our emotions and just expressing we feel vulnerable.

But that’s the beauty of it.

  That’s when people see your artwork and think, hey, how did she know exactly what I was feeling today!?

Because it’s a form of communication, of expression and of baring your soul, so that others can do the same. 

It’s painting with FEELING that makes the difference. And I can’t wait to inspire you to do just that. 

I hope to see you in the classroom!

Xox

Katrina